Given Australia’s multicultural community, property investors could benefit from understanding what appeals to property buyers from different cultures – and what doesn’t. Did you know many Chinese buyers won’t buy a property that has the number four as its street address? Or that privacy is a major concern for Russian buyers? Or that South Africans
It’s a tough real estate market out there, for sellers at least.  For cashed up buyers, it’s a dream come true. In many parts of Australia, the market is flooded with properties for sale, which means buyers have variety, time and bargaining power on their side. It’s enough to make a seller’s heart sink. With ‘for
When it comes to managing and investing money, the rich are very different from the non-rich. From my five-year study of the rich and the poor, I discovered that there were certain common money management mistakes the rich never seemed to make. The Rich Avoid Uneducated Risk Taking The rich do their homework. They study
There’s no denying that buying a home is a big decision and yet you may be surprised by the number of people who are influenced by factors other than price, resale value and location. From the number of a house to a lick of new paint on the walls, it seems we are influenced by
Selling a property is usually not something that is done lightly. Perhaps you need to sell because your family has grown, and you need more space. Another reason is that you have run your numbers and come to realise that that specific investment property is not growing in value as much as it should, so
If you’re looking to sell your home any time in the near future, you might be considering how to increase the value of your property. Not only can making your property more eco-friendly increase its value, it can also help your property stand out with more and more home buyers concerned about their carbon footprint.
First home buyers are continuing to stake their claim on markets across the country with many usurping their competition by being better prepared to make a solid offer. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that about 18 per cent of all housing finance commitments is to first homebuyers. However, while the percentage of

6 First Home Buyer Myths Busted

Most young Aussies dream about buying their own home one day. Then there are other some savvy first-timers who are opting to invest in a property first and remain renting where they want to live but can’t afford to buy. Whichever type of property buyer they become, far too many find it more difficult than
Selling a property is usually not something that is done lightly. Perhaps you need to sell because your family has grown, and you need more space. Another reason is that you have run your numbers and come to realise that that specific investment property is not growing in value as much as it should, so
Are agents really overpaid? What do they actually do to earn their commission? I can understand how in boom times when properties almost sold themselves, that vendors wondered why they need an estate agent to sell their home. During those heady days a good estate agent could help their clients achieve a premium price and